Rome: May 1 Holiday Questions

Feb 24th, 2006, 02:02 PM
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Rome: May 1 Holiday Questions

What should I expect in the way of closures?
And any public celebrations?
Regards, Walter
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Feb 24th, 2006, 02:11 PM
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I think - operative word: think - that the main public celebration is in the evening in the Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano.

Closures? I don't know, but in Siracusa (which is admittedly not at all in the same league as Rome) there was no public transport. Everything else was open: museums, archeological sites, restaurants. I don't remember whether stores were open or not; I'm not a great shopper.
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Feb 25th, 2006, 02:30 AM
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Hi Walter - The Vatican and Musei Capitolini are listed as closed on May 1.

http://www.romeguide.it/VATICANO/info_it.htm

http://www.museicapitolini.org/it/in....asp?l1=1&l2=1

I would think the Colosseo/forum would be open.

These links might be useful for others:

http://www.romeguide.it/musei/musei.html

http://www.museidiroma.com

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Feb 25th, 2006, 04:35 AM
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Thanks Eloise and Steve.
I had always just assumed it was a *major holiday* but I noticed that Context Rome has a tour that day of San Clemente and the underground Houses of John and Paul and that got me to wondering about closures.

If I take this tour I will be in the area so maybe I'll swing by the Piazza if it sounds like something is going on.
Thanks Again...Regards, Walter
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Feb 25th, 2006, 04:46 AM
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You'll enjoy the Underground Rome tour. I spent my birthday last year creeping under those churches!
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